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Hello Rust Enthusiasts!

As we step into the fresh beginnings of 2024, we're thrilled to bring you the latest edition of Rust Trends, your essential biweekly newsletter. With the new year unfolding, it's the perfect time to dive into the evolving landscape of Rust and explore how it continues to shape the realm of programming.

In this issue, we're excited to feature an insightful article and youtube movie that will not only deepen your understanding of Rust but also inspire you to adopt it into your projects and teams.

Adopting Rust: the missing playbook for managers and CTOs

Adopting Rust

As the festive season is ending and the new year started, it's an opportune time for reflection and planning, particularly in the realm of technology adoption and team development. For those considering integrating Rust into their work environment, the article "Adopting Rust: the missing playbook for managers and CTOs" by Luca Palmieri at Mainmatter provides a comprehensive guide. This piece is especially pertinent for CTOs and engineering managers looking to kick off their first Rust project and scale their teams effectively.

The article delves into the strategic considerations and practical steps necessary for building a successful Rust team. It addresses the initial decision-making process, assessing your team's readiness, and the nuances of hiring for Rust projects. Furthermore, it provides insights into upskilling your team, the importance of self-guided learning, and the benefits of external training and team augmentation. The piece also touches on the broader implications of scaling up your team and navigating the Rust job market.

As you embark on this Rust journey, let this article serve as your playbook, guiding you through the complexities and opportunities of adopting Rust in your organization. Whether you're a seasoned tech leader or new to the language, this piece offers valuable insights to make your Rust adoption a resounding success.

Read the full article for a detailed roadmap and practical advice on integrating Rust into your team and projects, ensuring a prosperous new year filled with robust, efficient, and safe code.

“Rustifying” serverless: Boost AWS Lambda performance with Rust

AWS Reinvent

Are you looking to incrementally introduce Rust into your company's tech stack? Look no further than your AWS Lambda functions! The video "AWS re:Invent 2023 - 'Rustifying' serverless: Boost AWS Lambda performance with Rust (COM306)" is an excellent resource to understand how Rust can significantly enhance the performance and security of your AWS Lambda applications.

Rust, known for its performance and safety, is an ideal choice for serverless architectures. By integrating Rust into your Lambda functions, you can enjoy faster execution times, reduced costs, and improved security - all while gradually getting your team accustomed to Rust's powerful features. This session will guide you through deploying Rust functions, optimizing performance, and sharing practical strategies to "Rustify" your serverless applications.

Whether you're a Rust enthusiast or new to the language, this video will provide valuable insights into making your serverless applications more efficient and cost-effective. Start introducing Rust bit by bit into your company today and watch your serverless functions transform!

Watch the video here and embark on your journey to a more performant and secure serverless environment with Rust.


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